Nach Lampedusa – Wandererfantasien is a romantic-documentary musictheater evening, in which the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown become porous.
An actress, a singer and a pianist work their way through files, interviews and indictments that are derived from ongoing asylum procedures. They are searching for nothing less than the people behind those stacks of paper. Through the filter of romantic art song, in which the topics of «wandering» and «longing» are celebrated, they try to create a more nuanced view on contemporary stories of emigration, play with perspectives that lie beyond clichés and political appropriation. With music by Franz Schubert and a musical approach to language the documents are brought to life. At the same time, the romantic music as a bourgeois and central european cultural asset separates the three protagonists from the fates of asylum seekers. The music is an attempt to translate these stories into a horizon of experience and imagination, which is familiar to us. Through stylization it can even serve as a a sanctuary or a shelter. Is the audience prepared to draw the consequences of this approach?
Nach Lampedusa – Wandererfantasien, SRF2
CONCEPT / TEXT / DIRECTION / ACTING: URSINA GREUEL
CONCEPT / SINGING: DANIEL HELLMANN
PIANO: SAMUEL FRIED
LIGHT DESIGN: JENS SEILER
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT / OEIL EXTÉRIEUR: DANIELA LEHMANN
A production by Matterhorn Produktionen and 3art3.
Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Merzbacher Kunststiftung, GGG Basel, Migros Kulturprozent, Kultur Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, bmu stiftung für bevölkerung, migration und umwelt, Alfred und Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung.
Flüchtlingen eine Stimme geben, SRF, Kultur Kontext, 28.04.2015